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Law grads go rural route
KU leaders hope to boost number of lawyers opting for small towns
July 1, 2012
Eddie Penner’s career path is a little different from many of his 2012 graduating classmates from the Kansas University School of Law. He’ll be working as an attorney in the southeastern Kansas community of Fort Scott, with a population of about 8,000 people.
Low water levels in Kansas rivers partly due to drought
July 1, 2012
Water levels on some Kansas rivers are approaching record lows amid a drought and heat wave.
Kansas man dies in accident on Ark. lake
July 1, 2012
Authorities are investigating a watercraft accident that killed a Fort Scott, Kan., man in Beaver Lake in Carroll County.
Police investigate fatal motorcycle crashes
July 1, 2012
Police are investigating two fatal motorcycle crashes that occurred about an hour apart in Kansas City, Kan.
Realtors report rise in May home sales
July 1, 2012
• It appears in the month of May Lawrence real estate agents were reasonably busy helping people find new homes. The monthly sales report from the Lawrence Board of Realtors found home sales were up 25 percent in May 2012 compared with the same time period a year ago. Realtors sold 136 homes in the month, up from 108 during May 2011. All told, the 25 percent increase marks one of the better months of the year for the Lawrence real estate market.
Campaign to relieve school’s growing problems
July 1, 2012
In recent years, Corpus Christi Catholic School has played a game of classroom Tetris. Students have kept coming — enrollment is up 40 percent from 2007 — and administrators have kept shifting students and employees to best use the school’s limited space.
Amber Alert for 3-year-old Arkansas City boy canceled; suspect in custody
02:07 p.m., July 1, 2012 Updated 05:32 p.m.
An Amber Alert is in effect in the search for Anthony Hernandez, a 3-year-old last seen in Arkansas City yesterday.
County bans fireworks on public land
July 1, 2012
In a special meeting Sunday morning, Douglas County Commission passed a resolution prohibiting the use of fireworks on any land but private property and set up a plan to distribute educational fliers to fireworks vendors. The commission also approved overtime use for the sheriff’s office in an effort to boost enforcement.
Volunteers make family’s home more accessible
July 1, 2012
Members of an Ottawa family were to get their first look today at their renovated home, complete with a new bedroom, expanded kitchen and wheelchair-accessible bathroom. “We’re so excited,” said Angie Wampler-Cooper, who, along with her husband and two sons, were selected for the project by area nonprofit Professionals Helping Children. “They’ve gone all out.”
U.S. politics dealing in fear, not facts
July 1, 2012 in print edition on A9
“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care.” — Sarah Palin, Aug. 7, 2009 The death panels are back. Sarah Palin’s vision of a dystopian society in which the elderly and infirm would be required to justify their continued existence before a jury of federal functionaries has been widely ridiculed since she first posted it on Facebook three years ago. It was designated “Lie of the Year” by Politifact, the non-partisan fact-checking website, something that would have mortified and humiliated anyone who was capable of those feelings.
Police take two into custody, use Taser subduing fight
03:01 a.m., July 1, 2012 Updated 10:54 a.m.
Police used a Taser on one man and took another into custody after responding to multiple fights outside of Shots Bar, 1008 Mass St., at 2 a.m. Sunday.
Two men arrested after altercation with police
July 1, 2012
Lawrence police arrested a 28-year-old Lawrence man for theft and obstruction of legal process and a 23-year-old Lawrence man for battery and obstruction of legal process after an altercation at Fuzzy’s Taco’s, 1115 Mass., at 2 a.m. Saturday.
Saline County residents recall ‘82 blaze
July 1, 2012
As Saline County sheriff, Darrell Wilson saw a lot of grass fires, but a blaze that roared across western parts of the county when he was assistant police chief 30 years ago is something he won’t forget.
Young builders piece together Lego scenes for contest
July 1, 2012
It’s a question that could confound the deepest thinkers: What makes an awesome Lego creation?
New liquor law revives happy hour in Kansas
July 1, 2012
Happy hour is legal once again in Kansas, and while not every bar owner has immediate plans to start offering limited-time drink specials, many are pleased they’ll stop losing business to neighboring states like Missouri.
Police chief: Help needed to fight financial crime
Khatib discusses issues department faces going forward
July 1, 2012
Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib calls it losing the middle ground. “To me the trend in financial crimes and forgery has become the new petty crime in Lawrence as opposed to theft,” he said. “There’s a lot of abuse of credit cards and financial instruments.”
City lags in future planning
Officials assessing big-picture needs of community
July 1, 2012
If the mindset of one voter is any indication, many voters didn’t know much about the need for a $30 million police headquarters facility when they approved an $18 million expansion of the Lawrence Public Library in November 2010. The one voter? Mayor Bob Schumm.
Year later, Ottawa residents happy with ‘Extreme Makeover’ home
July 1, 2012
It’s been nearly a year since Iraq War veteran and Ottawa resident Allen Hill and his family appeared on national television, receiving a new home on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” They’ve settled in nicely.
Pump patrol
July 1, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.35 at several stations.
40 years ago: Challenger accuses state AG of grandstanding in drug raids
July 1, 2012
State AG Miller responded, “I have yet to ask a reporter to write a story about me.”
100 years ago: Family of boy bitten by cat anxiously awaits results of rabies test
July 1, 2012
“The animal was captured and locked up and about an hour afterward died.”
Frankamp, U.S. U17 team defeat Czech Republic
July 1, 2012
Conner Frankamp, a Class of 2013 Kansas University basketball commitment out of Wichita North, contributed 11 points, three assists and four steals to the under-17 United States men’s national team in a 95-57 win over Czech Republic at the FIBA U17 World Championships Saturday.
KU soccer player joins Canadian U20 team
July 1, 2012
KU soccer’s Sarah Robbins, a rising senior, was one of 24 players invited to train with the U-20 Canadian national team this week.
KU swimmers finish with Olympic Trials
July 1, 2012
Brooke Brull, rising KU senior, finished the preliminaries of the 200 back with a time of 2:19.34 at the Olympic Trials on Saturday. Brull’s swim marked the end of KU swim performances at the Trials.
Former KU RB Cornish rushes to top of CFL
July 1, 2012
Like any college football player, former Kansas University running back Jon Cornish often thought about his professional future while still playing for the Jayhawks.
City approves $500,000 in tax rebates for art gallery plan
July 1, 2012
A plan to convert a former apple cider factory into a new east Lawrence art gallery and event space has received a major boost.
Field Day concerts celebrate local music
July 1, 2012
It’ll be a field day for grown-ups. Or at least semi-grown-ups.
Kovel’s Antiques: ‘Dummy boards’ a rare find today
July 1, 2012
A “dummy board” is a decoration first used in the 16th century, probably in Holland, then England.
NCI effort
July 1, 2012
It isn’t quite official yet, but the Kansas University Cancer Center is preparing to celebrate a major success.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
July 1, 2012
Road work planned for the week of July 2, 2012.
25 years ago: Tavern owners report no big changes today with “liquor-by-the-drink”
July 1, 2012
No rush to the bars or “unseemly imbibing” was seen today in Lawrence.
Robinson gives Kings much to like, more
July 1, 2012
Thomas Robinson is full of surprises. On Thursday, he is drafted No. 5 instead of No. 2. On Saturday, he introduces himself to Kings fans as a hardworking, ordinary guy who just happens to be a perfect rebounder. Later in the afternoon, he attracts an exuberant crowd at Arden Fair mall, his appeal and size of the gathering exceeding the Jimmer Fredette frenzy a year ago.
Alvamar assistance: Members give advice for tackling the upcoming city tournament
July 1, 2012
Local golfers talk strategy on the 36 public and private holes at Alvamar Country Club, the site of the 2012 Lawrence city golf tournament, July 7-8.
Former Jayhawk rower returns as assistant coach
July 1, 2012
Carrie Callen has been named an assistant coach for the Kansas University rowing team.
Lawrence trio bolsters club volleyball team
July 1, 2012
When Mark Evans, coach of the Topeka Impact volleyball club’s 17-and-under team, started building his roster for 2012, he found three players from Lawrence that would prove to be key pieces of the Impact’s 10-player rotation.
Local golf notes: Ex-KU coach Grove back on the links
July 1, 2012
Recently ousted Kansas University golf coach Kit Grove was married Saturday in Lawrence, a ceremony originally scheduled to take place in Colorado Springs but moved because of the fires.
Twins smash Royals twice, snap K.C.’s win streak
July 1, 2012
With the ball surprisingly flying out of Target Field, the Kansas City hitters lamented not doing enough in two games against the Minnesota Twins.
Wesley gets chance to play Wilt
July 1, 2012
It’s only natural that when watching a college basketball player, the mind drifts to a name from that school’s past he recalls. When Kansas University forward/center Justin Wesley goes to the free-throw line, Wilt Chamberlain comes to mind.
Race of attrition: Pro cyclists battle heat, hills in KU Campus Circuit
July 1, 2012
No stranger to success at the Tour of Lawrence, Sean Sullivan lost the rest of the field late Saturday evening to win the second Kansas University Campus Circuit race of his career.
Faith Forum: Is it OK to skip church while away from home on summer vacation?
July 1, 2012
The Revs. Tom Brady and Pam Morrison answer.
Boomer Girl Diary: Filling the empty nest with puppy love
July 1, 2012
Boomerang Child No. 2 hurled herself out of our home and into her own place last week, ushering in a new era I’ve dubbed “Empty Nest, Part 3.” I know, it’s not very creative. But “Naked Days and Naked Nights” sounded unseemly, not to mention misleading.
Garden Calendar: Rot prevalent on tomatoes and squash
July 1, 2012
Blossom end rot might be one of the most confusing and common problems gardeners see on tomatoes and squash. It also occurs occasionally on peppers, eggplant and watermelon. I say it is confusing because the black and brown “rot” is actually a calcium deficiency, but adding calcium is unlikely to solve the problem.
Around and about in local business
July 1, 2012
Local business news for the week ending June 29, 2012.
Law can’t save us from ourselves
July 1, 2012 in print edition on A9
A recent New Yorker magazine cover shows a man and woman in a dark alley recoiling in fear and shame as if caught in an illicit act. A large cup with a straw leaps from their hands. It took me a minute to catch on. Then I understood: They’ve been discovered violating New York Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed ban on the sale of soft drinks that exceed 16 fluid ounces with more than 50 calories. When the liberal New Yorker makes fun of the Nanny State, you know that the Nanny State has gone too far.
Horoscope for July 1
July 1, 2012
For Sunday, July 1: This year is preparing you and clearing the way to an even more dynamic time in your life from 2013 to 2014. What no longer functions in your life, and that which cannot be tinkered into working, needs to be let go. If you are single, you might want to be cautious around a new unknown person. If you are attached, the two of you relate with greater intensity, for better or for worse.
Familiar characters get 2nd chances
July 1, 2012
Two Sunday offerings prove that sometimes the best “new” characters are variations on the old.
FSHS’ Kirkpatrick reopens college recruitment
July 1, 2012
With a busy summer of AAU basketball ahead before the start of her senior year at Free State High, Kennedy Kirkpatrick has reopened her college recruitment process.